First steps or the next steps in a career in Public Rights of Way and Countryside Access
Are you considering a career in public rights of way and countryside access or looking to take the next step in your career? Kent County Council is seeking to recruit to four positions that offer opportunities to take the first step and, for those already established, to further your career in public rights of way and access.
The Public Rights of Way and Access Service are responsible for the recording, protection, maintenance and improvement of Kent’s 6900 km of footpaths, bridleways and byways. The network provides unparalleled access to Kent’s countryside and is vital in supporting the rural economy, tourism and health as well as access to amenities and services.
Public Rights of Way Officer Survey and Technical Support x 2 KR6
Based at our East Kent Office, Brabourne near Ashford and West Kent Office at Kings Hill, these entry level roles provide technical, business and administrative support to the Area Public Rights of Way & Access Team and Area Manager to ensure effective and efficient customer service, service delivery and development. The roles will also undertake network surveys and will support volunteer network surveyors.
You will have excellent I.T. skills, including the use of Geographical Information Systems.
You will be educated to A level standard or higher.
Public Rights of Way Officer Asset Management Programme Delivery KR7 & KR8 (Starting at KR7)
Based at our West Kent Office at Kings Hill. The successful applicant will identify and deliver programmes of work that maintain and improve the PROW network in line with the Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) priorities. The role also involves collaborative working with partners to deliver programmes of work that fulfil the objectives of externally funded projects that align with the ROWIP.
We are looking for someone who enjoys variety in their work and will learn quickly. You will deliver programmes of work to maintain and improve the public rights of way network. These programmes make a real difference to the quality of life for residents and visitors to Kent. You will be confident and be able to work at many levels. You will be able to represent the service in an authoritative, helpful and confident manner, often in difficult situations.
You will have excellent I.T. skills including the use of Geographical Information Systems.
You will have either experience of working within PROW or civil engineering and be educated to A level standard or higher.
Rights of Way Improvement Plan Officer KR9 & KR10 (Starting at KR9)
Based at Invicta House, Maidstone; the role of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) Projects and Programme Delivery Officer is responsible for ensuring Rights of Way Improvement Plan targets and multi-agency access initiatives are delivered across the County.
You will lead on the implementation of numerous public rights of way (PRoW) and countryside access initiatives where there is a necessity for a multi-agency/ partnership approach.
You will plan and deliver schemes that may be conceived and delivered within the short to medium term; including the bidding for and securing of external funding/ grants and non-financial assistance from partners.
You will deliver integrated access schemes in the growth areas, working closely with planners and developers.
You will contribute to responses made to local and strategic consultations as required.
You will have excellent IT skills including the use of Geographical Information Systems.
You will have experience of working within Public Rights of Way.
All four posts carry a high-volume workload. You will be able to display excellent organisation and communication skills, be able to prioritise and manage your time effectively.
All posts require the successful applicant to work outside as well as in, in all weathers, often in remote locations in and around Kent. You must be able to visit multiple locations across the county at short notice.
To apply please visit https://www.kent.gov.uk/jobs
Public Rights of Way Officer Survey and Technical Support please refer to and apply for job REF/TP/502/2061
Asset Management Programme Delivery Officer please refer to and apply for job REF/TP/502/2086
Rights of Way Improvement Plan Officer please refer to and apply for job REF/TP/502/2087
For further information about the above roles please contact Graham Rusling 03000 413449